Europe’s Political and Economic Elites: What can we say about their Europeanness

Europe’s Political and Economic Elites: What can we say about their Europeanness

Wednesday, 4 March 2009 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Maison Française d’Oxford, 2-10 Norham Road, Oxford, OX2 6SE;
Speaker(s): 
Heinrich Best (Friedrich Schiller University, Jena)
Discussant: 
Kalypso Nicolaïdis (St.Antony’s College, Oxford)

Heinrich Best is Professor of Sociology at the University of Jena where he holds the Chair of Social Science Research Methods/Structural Analysis of Modern Societies. His research is mainly focussed on the intertemporal and intercultural comparison of political actors and settings in a European context based on quantitative analyses of individual and aggregate data. Professor Best’s publications include Parliamentary Representatives in Europe 1848-2000 (Oxford University Press, 2000) and Elites and Social Change. The Socialist and Post-Socialist Experience (Reinhold Krämer Verlag, 2009).